Monday, January 25, 2010

Hidden-camera video prompts two investigations

From CTV News:
Two provincial investigations have been launched into a possible methadone kickback scheme uncovered by CTV News.

The B.C. Health Ministry and the B.C. College of Pharmacists say they will start an investigation into an Abbotsford pharmacy after watching hidden camera video of what appeared to be an offer to pay cash to a drug recovery house in return for methadone referrals.

"Good for CTV to dig this up. I can tell you we'll be all over this," said Health Minister Kevin Falcon.

Depending on the results of the investigation, the pharmacy manager, Gerrylyn Sonier, could lose her pharmacist's licence, and the pharmacy could lose its contract with PharmaCare.

In either case, the pharmacy would not be able to fill prescriptions of any kind, including methadone. ...more

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